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Overview

Introduction to Iowa Falls, Iowa

Iowa Falls, Iowa, in Hardin county, is located 38 miles NE of Ames, Iowa (center to center) and is 163 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska.

Iowa Falls History

The city of Iowa falls was named after the falls on the Iowa River. It is a city in the Hardin County, which was founded in 1851 and named after Colonel John J. Hardin who died in the Mexican War.

Iowa Falls and nearby Attractions

  • Iowa Falls Historical Museum
  • Ira Nichols Bird & Flower Preserve
  • Calkins Nature Area
  • Pine Lake State Park
  • Dumont Historical Museum
  • Ackley Heritage Center

Things To Do In Iowa Falls

The Dumont Historical Museum is worth taking a look around. At the Hardin County Historical Farm Museum tourists can learn about the history of the agricultural business and life of the families of Hardin County from 1850 to 1950. Visitors can also plan a trip to the Beeds Lake State Park and the Pine Lake State Park. The parks have facilities for boating, fishing and camping. Each year the city hosts the Music in the Park festival in the month of June and the Riverbend Rally again around June - July.

Iowa Falls Transportation

One can avail air transportation from Iowa Falls Municipal Airport.

Iowa Falls Higher Education

Iowa State University, North Iowa Area Community College, Des Moines Community College and Iowa Central Community College offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,176
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+2,380
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married47.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,285
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,464
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,125

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,167
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone38.4%
Median Gross Rent$559
Median House Value$90,000

Ancestry

German36.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
Irish12%
Norwegian9.3%
English8.4%
Dutch5.1%
Swedish2.3%
Danishn1.7%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish1.4%
Scottish1.4%
Italian1.4%
Canadian1.2%
Swiss0.4%
Czech0.4%
Welsh0.3%
US/American0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Russian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
African0.1%
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Iowa Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hardin County
Standard Zip Codes50126
Phone Area Codes641
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.52
Approximate Longitude-93.26

Iowa Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationIOWA FALLS
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp6 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.9 inches
StationELDORA
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches
StationHAMPTON
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp5 to 23 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ackley1,738$66,406
Alden769$70,294
Eldora2,663$57,105
Geneva143$47,500
Steamboat Rock312$51,875
Williams468$62,708

Iowa Falls Public Libraries

Robert W. Barlow Memorial Library
921 WASHINGTON AVE
Iowa Falls, Iowa
(641) 648-2872

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Iowa Falls Hospitals

Hansen Family Hospital
920 South Oak Street
(641) 648-4631

Iowa Falls Public Schools

Iowa Falls - Alden High School
1903 North Taylor
ZIP: 50126
(641) 648-6440
High
Total Enrollment 418
Pineview Elementary
1510 Washington Ave
ZIP: 50126
(641) 648-6410
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Riverbend Middle School
1124 Union St.
ZIP: 50126
(641) 648-6430
Middle
Total Enrollment 215
Rock Run Elementary
710 North St
ZIP: 50126
(641) 648-6420
Primary
Total Enrollment 231
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